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Two 'American Idol' Contestants Are Frontrunners

4/12/2011 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Two "American Idol" contestants have consistently placed at the top of the voting heap, and our  "A.I." spies say -- as of now -- it looks like one of them will get the crown.

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have been the top vote getters ... so we're told.  And, we're told James Durbin is consistently scoring in the top three.  Two other contestants have also fared well in the voting -- Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams.

As for Pia Toscano ... our sources say -- based on the voting -- she never stood a chance of winning.  Pia placed in the murky middle until she was booted off.

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As for Pia -- Yes, she has a great singing voice, but the fact of the matter is that she has not shown that she can put on a show -- perform! She has been singing ballads to hide the fact that she can't "command the stage". She looked scared, insecure, and "out of place" when she performed the Tina Turner song. Please, Tina Turner OWNED the stage, and the auditorium, as well as seats #8, #210, and the exit doors. Pia barely "owned" the floor she was standing on. Great voice, yes. Great performer -- not that she has demonstrated. The next Carrie Underwood? Whatever! Carrie can perform -- Carrie can own the stage. Carrie has passion, charisma, energy, and puts on an exciting show. Pia can only stand in front of a microphone with the lights dim -- if she wants to be a successful performer than she is going to need to learn to feel comfortable and natural performing. Duh! Cute girl, nice voice, little seen ability to own the stage and put on a show. Maybe she shouldn't have picked a Tina Turner song -- from zero to 60 in 5 seconds! Tina is as far from "lackluster" as you can get. What an extreme. If Pia could perform like Tina -- she should win, but she can't (or at least has not shown she can).

1291 days ago


Well Pia was the best singer on the show, a LOT better than Lauren, who I think stinks and does nothing for me. I really hope one of the guys pulls it off and knocks Lauren and the other girl left out. I'd be fine with Scotty or James winning.

1291 days ago


I think it has been a great year. Most of them can sing great. But I don't think anybody can touch Scotty. But I think there are also more women voting this year, so goes pia. Guys have got to vote...I think its been a fun year but my vote goes to Scotty.

1291 days ago

C Rock    

Clearly the voting on AI needs to change. Limiting the number of times you can vote from a phone line would be a good start! An older demographic isn't gonna vote 620 times for one contestant.

1291 days ago


I watch, but I quit voting after the voting fiasco of Season 8.

1291 days ago


You gotta be kidding that Scotty has the most talent, or will win. Hahahahahahaha. What a joke.

1291 days ago


Lauren, no way. I think she is the weakest of the remaining contestants. Pia has a beautiful voice, but I agree she had little personality.

1291 days ago


This whole story about Pia being in the "murky middle" as you put it, is a crock of you know what! Pia was by far the best singer on the show. Scotty is a natural for country, but he's generic country - hedoesn't have any range and Lauren is trying desperately to sell herself through sexuality. Pia was a purist, clean, wholesome and incredibly gifted in terms of range, pitch and soul. I believe the show is wholly manipulated by J.Lo - in fact, I believe that is why Ryan turned toward her when Pia was voted off and said, "Why did this happen, J.Lo?" Or something like that. J.Lo almost had a heart attack - the guilt was all over her face. Why is she doing it? She wants her little heart-throb Stefano to win...and that's it in a nutshell!

1291 days ago


Pia may not have been #1, but she was definately not #9

1291 days ago


Scotty and Lauren are my very favorites also. This is the best talent of the show ever. They all are good and will go far, I believe.

1291 days ago

Sarah B.    

Lauren Alaina is my favorite and the only one our family votes for. If I had to choose a second favorite, it would be Scotty.
We don't like Haley, James, or Casey. If one of those three make it to the finals, our family will tune out.

1291 days ago


Put a huge gong behind the so-called judges and you've got The Gong Show 21st century style. The Gong Show: the ultimate idiot show from the late 70's and early 80's; American Idol (or as many regard this show: American Idiot): the ultimate idiot show of the 21st century!

1291 days ago


Lauren is typical. The only one original and different that is totally awesome is CASEY. We need something different to listen to, Scotty sounds like Josh Turner, Lauren is trying to be Carrie underwood, Jacob moans to much, Stefano is karoke, James is awesome and sounds like the Hair bands of the late 80's, and the others I don't care about. Well Paul is annoying. Sounds like helium all the time. yuck !!!!!!!!!!!!!

1291 days ago


They pretty much all seem like false idols to me. I can only identify one singer who appeared on idol and has an actual career.

1291 days ago


Pia may not have been #1, but she sure in hell wasn't #9

1291 days ago
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